Did the military arrest former FDA "Commisioner" Stephen Hahn? No, there's no evidence to substantiate that: The claim was reported on a website that is well-known for making up stories about public figures. The site posts a disclaimer warning readers that it contains "humor, parody, and satire." The headline on the story making the claim also misspelled commissioner as "commisioner."
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Hahn served as the head of the Food and Drug Administration under former President Donald Trump from 2019 to 2021. There have been no credible news reports of his arrest by the military as of December 31, 2022.
In the United States, under the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act, the military does not have the authority to arrest civilians. The document allows exceptions only when it is "expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress." However, Congress.gov shows no traces of bills involving the military's "arrest of Stephen Hahn."
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